Kate Middleton and Prince William posed for some gorgeous, historic family photos with the baby Prince of Cambridge outside the iconic Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital
Kate Middleton and Prince William have unveiled their newborn son for the very first time.
Posing outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital for the world’s press, the new parents were beaming as they showed off their royal baby boy.
It’s been weeks since we’ve seen the Duchess of Cambridge in public and she looked the picture of health following her 11-hour natural labour yesterday, wearing a bespoke pastel blue and white polka dot dress by Jenny Packham and clutching her newborn baby boy. Kate’s hair was blow-dried to perfection and Kate wore nude heels with her dress.
Kate passed the baby, which was wrapped in a white blanket, over to William, who then spoke briefly to the BBC, Sky News and ITN, saying: ‘He’s got a good pair of lungs on him. He’s a big boy, he’s quite heavy. We’re still deciding on a name.’
He added: ‘He’s got her looks’ and Kate said: ‘It’s a special time for any parent’.
William also told the press that he would ‘remind him of his tardiness when he’s older’, gesturing to the photographers – who’ve been outside the Lindo Wing for three weeks – that they can now return home.
Shortly after their first EVER family portrait, the Duke, Duchess and Prince of Cambridge turned back inside the hospital to put the baby in his car seat. They then re-emerged, waved, and and Prince William hopped in the driving seat of a black Range Rover with Kate and the baby in the rear seats. They then travelled via car to their new home at Kensington Palace. Prince William will remain there on paternity leave for two weeks before returning to work in the RAF.
Earlier today, The Sun’s royal photographer Arthur Edwards tweeted that he’d seen Kate Middleton‘s hairdresser enter the hospital in preparation for her first portrait as a new mother. There were also pictures of a royal aide carrying clothes and a baby car seat into the hospital via a rear entrance.
Kate Middleton‘s parents Carole and Michael visited the Duke and Duchess and their newborn this afternoon, and Carole told reporters outside the Lindo Wing that their grandson was ‘absolutely beautiful’. They were followed by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who joked to the waiting press ‘Have you been here long?’
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the Prince of Cambridge at 4.24pm last night. The news was announced around four hours later, and Clarence House revealed that the little one weighed 8lbs 6oz and arrived naturally. Go, Kate!
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Shortly after the Prince’s arrival, Kate Middleton‘s press secretary Ed Perkins set off for Buckingham Palace where he posted the notice of the royal birth to the all-important golden easel, and soon hundreds of tourists gathered outside the Queen’s residence to celebrate the new arrival. The Tower Of London, the Trafalagar Square fountain, the BT Tower and the London Eye were then all turned blue in tribute to the future King.
The royal couple have yet to announce the name of their son, and it’s likely to be a few days before they do. Princess Diana waited several days before she announced the name of Prince William back in 1982.
A royal spokesperson said of Kate being discharged: ‘Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to hospital staff for the care and treatment they have all received.’
These beautiful snaps will keep us going for weeks. How adorable? Blub. Congrats, both!